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Hawks say Pierce lost bet on ’08 playoffs

Posted By Jerry Spar On October 20, 2009 @ 9:32 pm In General | 1 Comment

Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks [1] had some interesting things to say about Celtics [2] captain Paul Pierce [3] Tuesday in a radio interview on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone. Recalling the teams’ intense, seven-game, first-round playoff series in 2008, Horford said Pierce was so confident that, during some trash-talking on the court, Pierce bet Horford $10,000 that the Celtics would sweep.

“I haven’t talked to him [since the series], but I know he owes me money,” Horford said. “Marvin [Williams [4]] was a witness. We were at the free throw line and he was telling me that they were going to sweep us and all this and, you know, we bet and I never got anything.”

Williams also took part in Tuesday’s interview and backed up his teammate’s accusation.

“He bet ten thousand we wouldn’t win a game,” Williams stated.

Later in the interview, Horford and Williams claimed that they were not holding a grudge.

“I’m not mad at him at all,” Horford said. “You know, I mean, he’s a competitor like you said and, you know, he wants to win. He’s a good player, so, I mean, it’s fine for him to talk. He’s a vet.”

Said Williams: “You know, growing up, you know, Paul Pierce was one of the guys I looked up to. At the end of the day, he’s a competitor, man, he wants to win just like we want to win and it’s never personal.”

For more on the story at Hooponion.com, including the audio of the interview, click here [5].

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[4] Marvin [Williams: http://media.weei.com/basketball/marvin-williams.htm

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